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Department preparing for first Hackathon

We are organizing our own Hackathon at Montclair State this Spring, and your participation is greatly welcomed!

Posted in: Computer Science News

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A hackathon is a time-constrained event in which computer programmers and others (including graphic designers, project managers, etc.) collaborate intensively on software projects. The event usually lasts 24 hours (1 day) or several days. Members of a team work on a project for the whole time, and optionally present it at the end. You can work on whatever project you like, and choose any technologies to work with!

Participating in a hackathon provides an ENORMOUS amount of benefits. You learn more in a short amount of time than you’d learn in the span of several months. You can go above and beyond your comfort zone to create exciting projects in an intensive environment. You get to polish and test your skills and take the challenge to compete with other people. You get to meet new people, including our external sponsors, who may be your potential employers. You can add a shining point in your resume when you hunt for jobs. If you’d like to participate, please fill out the survey to help us organize a hackathon that is tailored to your tastes.

To give suggestions and request a spot, fill out our Hackathon form on HawkSync!

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